Oyu Tolgoi LLC releases latest edition of its Performance Scorecard

Economy | Mining
2016-04-28 15:20:47

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Oyu Tolgoi LLC has reported that it released the latest edition of its Performance Scorecard on Thursday.

In the first quarter of 2016, Oyu Tolgoi maintained its focus on safety and saw no major incidents. During the period, Oyu Tolgoi was injury-free for 88 out of 91 days. All Injury Frequency Rate of 0.21 makes it one of the best safety performers across the Rio Tinto Group and peers in the industry.

The operation continued its strong environmental performance, consuming an average of 0.477 cubic metres of water per tonne of ore processed--significantly lower than comparable operations worldwide, which consume an average of 1.2 cubic metres per tonne--and recycling 84.5 per cent of water over the quarter.

Andrew Woodley, CEO of Oyu Tolgoi, said,“The Scorecard is a clear demonstration of our achievements and progress as a safe and globally competitive copper mine. We are extremely proud of our position among the leading safety performers in Rio Tinto Group, and indeed among all our peers around the world. This is especially significant as our employees have responded to the on-going market challenges faced by the entire industry with substantial productivity and efficiency improvements throughout our operations.”

The company, in the first quarter of 2016, paid US$36 million in taxes, fees and other payments, and spent nearly US$59 million on national procurement, of which US$11 million was in the South Gobi. The company invested approximately US$130,000 in training and education programmes, and US$1.5 million in various sustainable development projects in the South Gobi, during the quarter.

In April 2016, Oyu Tolgoi and its local partner communities also marked the first anniversary of the Cooperation Agreement, opening two new kindergartens in Dalanzadgad and completing the 2016 phase of the Youth Development Programme. These programmes underscore Oyu Tolgoi’s commitments to its partnership with the local communities and to the long-term sustainable development of Mongolia and, in particular, Omnogobi province.